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Zhan Zhuang Standing Postures

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This article on Zhan Zhuang for Health is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe. Some content in this article is from Da Cheng Kung Fu, by Wang Xuan Jie.
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Intention Qi Gong Book (PDF) – New Translation Available Now!

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New Online Course Launches May 16th! – Six Healing Sounds Qi Gong

Six Healing Sounds Qi Gong
Online Learning Program

Three Day  Sale (15% Off) begins May 16

Strengthen the body, increase vitality, preserve your health

The Six Healing Sounds, one of the Oldest Qi Gong Methods, has been passed down through the centuries by Daoist masters and Chinese physicians. The Healing Sounds are an important part of the tradition of “nourishing life” (Yang Sheng), which is central to Chinese medicine and Daoist practices.

Six Healing Sound Qi Gong harmonizes the Five Elements and Five Organs: Liver-Wood, Heart-Fire, Spleen-Earth, Lungs-Metal and Kidneys-Water. The Sixth Sound acts on the Triple Heater system, which harmonizes the entire body. The shape of the mouth and tone stimulate and vibrate the organs with which they correspond. Daily practice of the sounds and mouth shapes harmonizes organ functioning, while dispelling pathogens and relieving the disharmonies caused by changes in climate and season.

As an added bonus, we include instruction in Five Element Color Meditation, a complimentary qi gong practice, which employs light and inner visualization to promote healing and inner harmony.

Instructors Tom Bisio and Valerie Ghent make these seemingly esoteric practices approachable and easy to learn by showing you the “secrets” that allow you to get the desired results in just 10-15 minutes a day! Tom and Valerie impart valuable tips, imagery and insights from their own practice of the Six Healing Sounds, providing you with a clear and comprehensive approach to learning and mastering these exercises.

Both of these practices:

  • Can be done in 10 -15 minutes a day
  • Require no equipment or previous knowledge
  • Can be done by almost anyone

No prior experience in Qi Gong or Martial Arts is necessary….

Simply follow the clear and concise instructions in the manuals and videos and immediately begin experience the difference these profound exercises can make in your life.

Here’s What You Get When You Order:

 1. A Welcome Letter introducing the program and outlining the training method, with tips and suggestions for learning.

2. Six Healing Sounds PDFs: Six Healing Sounds (Liu Zi Jue) – 64 pages of written information including detailed explanations and illustrations of the Six Healing Sounds Exercises.

3. Thirteen (13) Videos

4. Healing Sounds Audio Mp3

5. Bonus Five Element Color Meditation PDF & MP3

AVAILABLE MAY 16, 2017!

 

Jiao Guo Rui’s 15 Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play: Part 2

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This post is the second part Jiao Guo Rui’s 15 Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play of excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

Jiao Guo Rui was a student of Hu Yao Zhen. The text below forms Jiao Guo Rui’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general. Although some of these points are mentioned in Jiao’s book Qi Gong Essentials for Health Promotion, the discussion is more detailed in Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux.

Translation from the French by Tom Bisio

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Jiao Guo Rui’s 15 Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play: Part 1

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This post is excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

Jiao Guo Rui was a student of Hu Yao Zhen. The text below forms Jiao Guo Rui’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general. Although some of these points are mentioned in Jiao’s book Qi Gong Essentials for Health Promotion, the discussion is more detailed in Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux.

Translation from the French by Tom Bisio.

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Hu Yao Zhen Important Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play (Wu Qin Shu): Part 2

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This post is excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

The text below forms Hu Yao Zhen’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general, particularly exercises involving standing like Zhan Zhuang and holding San Ti Shi. The text has many parallels with my own discussions with my Xing Yi school brother, Master Song Zhi Yong, regarding spontaneous movement as it appears in the Xing Yi Quan practices of Tu Na Si Ba and San Ti Shi. I think it will be of interest to practitioners of both Nei Gong and Xing Yi.

Translation from the French by Tom Bisio.

Read Part 1 of this article HERE.
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Hu Yao Zhen Important Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play (Wu Qin Shu): Part I

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This post is excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

The text below forms Hu Yao Zhen’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general, particularly exercises involving standing like Zhan Zhuang and holding San Ti Shi. The text has many parallels with my own discussions with my Xing Yi school brother, Master Song Zhi Yong, regarding spontaneous movement as it appears in the Xing Yi Quan practices of Tu Na Si Ba and San Ti Shi. I think it will be of interest to practitioners of both Nei Gong and Xing Yi.

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Rare Footage: Five Animal Crawling Gong

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Rare footage of Master Han Shu-Suo (韩书锁) performing the “Five Animal Crawling Body Strengthening Method” (Wu Shou Pa Xing Jian Shen Fa). Master Han is one of the foremost experts of this unique and rare health preservation and body strengthening method that imitates the walking methods of the tiger, elephant, bear, ape and crocodile.

At the time this was filmed (in 2012), Master Han was 77 years young.

Our thanks to Master Gao Ji Wu for inviting Master Han to our NYIA training session in Beijing, and with deep appreciation and gratitude to both Master Gao and Master Han, for their generosity in letting us film and present this rare practice.
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Ba Gua Zhang in Provence

On June 8th & 9th, 2015, Internal Arts International conducted an intensive workshop in Ba Gua Nei Gong and Foundational Ba Gua Zhang in Le Beausset, France. Training outside, under the blue skies and clean air of Southern France was merveilleux!

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Ba Gua Zhang in Provence 2015 with Tom Bisio, Valerie Ghent & Pascal Jauffret. Photo: Anna Zerbib.

New York based instructors Tom Bisio and Valerie Ghent were assisted by IAI instructor Pascal Jauffret.  The class focused on Ba Gua Ji Ben Gong (28 Foundational Exercises) and introduced various methods of Circle Walking Nei Gong (Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang). Students also practiced Zhan Zhuang and the six Qi Cultivation exercises.

The next Ba Gua seminar in Le Beausset is already scheduled and will take place in October, 2015. It will include a review of the 28 Foundational Exercises and Circle Walking Nei Gong. New material will include the 12 Standing Postures of Ba Gua Zhang, a detailed study of Ba Gua stepping exercises and more advanced training in Circle Walking Nei Gong.

For more information on the October class in Le Beausset, or to find out more about future Nei Gong and Ba Gua Zhang classes in France, contact Pascal Jauffret at Association San Qi:

moc.liamgnull@noitaicossa.iqnas

New Book! Marrow Washing Nei Gong by Tom Bisio – Just Published!!

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Marrow Washing Nei Gong
by Tom Bisio

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